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nations general assembly. this comes as abbas shows no signs of backing down for full u.n. statehood, a move that the u.s. plans to veto. abbas is expected to offer his membership application as early as today. again, the u.s. expected to veto. >>> still ahead on "way too early," after a week of international hand wringing, jon stewart comes up with a solution. we'll show you the clip that just might bring peace in our time. >>> plus, the st. louis cardinals with an epic ninth inning choke. what's worse, it was a choke to the mets who honestly are barely a professional team at this point. the night in baseball and check on weather when "way too early" comes back. i want healthy skin for life. [ female announcer ] improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natural oatmeal formula improves skin's health in one day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks. i found a moisturizer for life. [ female announcer ] only from aveeno. i found a moisturizer for life. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if w
president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, is set to speak to the united nations general assembly today. none of that matters to the families. it wasn't american soil. but it was the next best thing. as the families of shane bauer and josh fattal greeted them in oman. the first taste of freedom for the 29-year-olds after spending more than two years as prisoners in iran. >> we're so happy we are free. and so relieved we are free. >> reporter: the omani government flew them out of iran and reportedly paid their $1 million bail. for bauer, it meant a reunion with sarah shourd, his fiancee, who was with them when they were captured. but spent only half as much time behind bars. >> two years in prison is too long. and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in america and iran. >> reporter: the three were arrested in 2009, while they were hiking along iran's border with iraq. they never realized they crossed into iran. they were arrested for trespassing. then, bauer and fattal were arrested for spying. they were sentenced for eight years
>>> so the category tonight, items on the united nations general assembly agenda. number ten, screw with the sweeds, number eight, good-bye euro, hello chuck-e-cheese tokens. number six -- they've been writing their rs backwards all these years. number five, finally nailed down which one's uruguay, which one's paraguay. number three, do whatever china says. number two, congratulate whatever country came up with the girl with the dragon tattoo books because those were awesome. and the number one item on the united nations general assembly debate whether to renew the letterman fatwa. >> good morning, it is wednesday, september 21st. with us onset, mike barnicle. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations and birthday boy -- >> oh, exciting for me. >> wasn't it your birthday recently? >> july. >> somebody in my town was buying you a birthday present. >> birthday boy. not by a day, not by a week, but a season. >> why was someone buying you a piece of art? >> because i'm a deserving person. >> richard hath, personal friend of mine. anyway. >> interesting. >> you know,
. and the number one item on the united nations general assembly debate whether to renew the letterman fatwa. >> good morning, it is wednesday, september 21st. with us onset, mike barnicle. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations and birthday boy -- >> oh, exciting for me. >> wasn't it your birthday recently? >> july. >> somebody in my town was buying you a birthday present. >> birthday boy. not by a day, not by a week, but a season. >> why was someone buying you a piece of art? >> because i'm a deserving person. >> richard hath, personal friend of mine. anyway. >> interesting. >> you know, mika, a lot of time. you also got off month, off season. >> well, happy birthday, belated. >> thank you. have a nice thanksgiving. >> yeah. exactly. >> happy new year. >> that's really weird. >> no, it's really sad. >> it's interesting. >> a lot of times the u.n. comes together, nothing happens. they sit around and talk and seems like divisions are really more pronounced than when the week started. >> well -- >> that's not happening this week. >> no. >> last night, i sense something
of palestinian statehood could be front and center on the agenda at the united nations general assembly this week. palestinian president mahmoud abbas expected to apply to the u.n. for statehood status as early as tomorrow. it will go to the u.n. security council, and that is where the united states has threatened to veto the move because of concerns it would derail the u.s.-backed middle east peace process and the talks with israel. >> already diminished american credibility is going to be diminished further. there's no question about that. we are neither admired, feared, nor respected in this region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the palestinian plan to get in the u.n. won't work. he made the statement in a cabinet meeting this morning. both netanyahu and abbas scheduled to speak to the general assembly on friday. the president speaks to the u.n. on wednesday. >>> by now, you may know the name, troy davis. he is a death row inmate who many people is about to be executed, but he's innocent. he's facing his execution on wednesday after killing a police officer back in 1989. bu
gets ready to speak to the united nations general assembly in just a couple of hours. he is expected to formally ask the world to accept the palestinians as a member. >>> yemen's president, meanwhile, has returned after nearly four months in saudi arabia, this according to state tv. he left the country back in june. this is new video of a massive rally in apparent support of the returning president. his return comes as the capital is gripped in bloody street battles that have killed dozens in just the past week. >>> president obama offering states a way to get around the no child left behind law. in just a few hours, he'll announce a plan to provide relief from key provisions in exchange for a commitment to broader reforms. >>> the fight between the gop frontrunners heating up in florida. mitt romney and rick perry accusing each other of flip-flopping on key issues. >> a rick perry out there that is saying, almost to quote, that the federal government shouldn't be in the pension business. that it's unconstitutional and it should be returned to the states. so, you better find that ric
nations general assembly is meeting this week in new york and with us now are two presidents attending the meetings. former colombian president arube vice chair of the u.n.'s gaza flotilla investigation commission. and the georgian president, friend of my parents, telling stories about my father. >> he's crazy, your father. >> totally. ten times more than her even. i was telling her, like two years ago we were in croatia know he was jumping from the top of the theater and in my bravest dreams i would never consider getting there. >> he's 80 something. >> he likes to swim. >> it's amazing. >> itas maizing. >> also joining the table nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports" andrea mitchell. >> thank you. >> we still have eugene robinson and mike murphy in washington with us. so that's great. >> so what do you expect to happen this week? is there going to be a lot of talk? you've obviously been conducting an investigation. you expect that to go under a lot of attention this week on the flotilla? >> of course. we worked for one year on this inquiry. on s
today for the united nations general assembly. iran's courts are considering a $1 million bail deal to release two american hikers jailed there. the hikers must wait until tuesday for a second judge to approve the deal. >>> speaking for the first time publicly since his arrest on sexual assault charges in may -- >> well, she can't be too close, dominic strauss-kahn appeared on french tv yesterday. very far away from the anchor. >> there's plexiglass. >> like a lion. he admitted that a sexual encounter did occur, but maintained it did not involve violence, strain, or aggression. >> that doesn't work. >> well, you will notice -- >> french presidential hopeful, the one-time french presidential hopeful says he regrets the act and calls it a "moral failing." really? >> that's what they're calling it these days. >> that's convenient. charges against strauss-kahn were dropped last month after information from the victim -- >> look how far she is from him. seriously. >> in france we call that spitting distance. >> yeah. >> here's what you do. >> what? >> you don't try to kiss, make out with
by the united nations. he spoke to the u.n. general assembly for the third time since taking office. the president had made clear he would make middle east peace the focus of today's address. he set the stage by recounting what he called "a remarkable year," that saw the killing of osama bin laden, as well as arab spring uprisings that have brought down decades-old regimes dictators in libya, egypt and tunisia. >> something is happening in our world. the way things have been is not the way they will be. the humiliating grip of corruption and tyranny is being pried open. the promise written down on paper-- all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights-- is closer at hand. >> brown: the president then turned to the israeli- palestinian conflict, acknowledging that, for many in the audience at the u.n., it stands as a key test of those principles. but the president acknowledged, the israeli-palestinian conflict more than any other has put those principles to the test. >> one year ago, i stood at this podium and called for an independent palestine. i believed then and i
a controversial bid for full united nations statehood this as president obama addresses the u.n. general assembly with hopes of convincing the palestinians to take a different path to recognition. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a tough one for president obama to deal with. he's already in new york. we'll be meeting with benjamin netanyahu but the white house says there's no plans to meet with the palestinian president abbas. the u.s. has vowed to veto that membership application when it comes up before the security council on friday, saying the only two-state solution for a secure israel and palestinian state is through peace talks, through negotiations, which have not worked so far. the president, of course, has been criticized for what some call tepid support of netanyahu of our israeli ally. abbas says he went to the united nations after 18 years of failed negotiations, it was a last resort, and his nation now no closer to statehood. secretary of state hillary clinton says there are intense negotiations going on. in fact, for month
now. >>> president obama speaks this morning before the general assembly at the united nations here in new york where he he continues to address the prickly problem of convincing palestinian leadership to abandon its bid for state hood later this week. the question is, how does the u.s. take a stand against state hood when the long time basis of its middle east peace proposal has been a two state solution? meanwhile, the former president of afghanistan and hopeful figure in the country's attempts to find political reconciliation is killed by a suicide bomber who packed explosives into his turban. the question is what does his death mean in afghanistan. >>> and the new york yankees tried to do their red sox a favor by beating up on the rays. the question is, are the sox trying to give this thing away? it's way too early for this. good morning, i'm willie geist. i'm glad you're up with us this morning watching on msnbc or listening live on siriu
) >> as iranian president ahmadnejad returns to new york for the united nations general assembly. the world wants to know how closely that company is developing a nuclear weapon. >> dave: tonight, fox news takes a closer look at the evidence in the fox news reporting, iran's nuclear secrets. >> good morning, eric. what can we expect from this? >> the question is how are they to go it, how is iran billed ago nuclear bond. you can't get this stuff at wal-mart. we decide today investigate how they're trying to do this. you do it in several ways, companies around the globe, shell companies that procure the material. and you get a widget, that could be made for one thing, but you really can use it in the nuclear cycle and that's what they do. and have the scientists to cooperate and a vast network revealed about this. of course, the iranians said they he don't want a nuclear bomb and it's only for energy to produce electricity and the evidence shows otherwise and talked to ambassador last year when he was here in new york for the u.n. and he was coming back last week and this is what he told me when i
a packed schedule at the united nations. here is torrell brown with the latest for wjz 13. >> president obama will convince palestinian leader today to back off his bid for statehood. meeting with abbas and benjamin after addressing the general assembly this morning. >> the president will be able to say directly, why we believe that action of the united nations is not the way to achieve. >> reporter: abbas has been trying form up support. the u.s. would veto the request pushing for peace talks with israel. u.s. officials can't stop for asking for statehood but hoping to postpone plans, a delay could give time to jump start negotiations. in the west bank, talk of a separate state is sparking new clashes. in another village hundreds of settlers marched in protest. >> sending the message loud and clear, this sour country. >> reporter: palestinians remain determined and unveiled this giant claire, a symbol of their seat at the u.n. >> year ago the president grease draysed the united nations hoping a agreement could be reached to set up a separate state of palestine. >>> airlines jacked up b
.n. general assembly this morning. >> with the israelis and with the palestinians, the president will be able to say very directly why we believe that action with the united nations is not the way to achieve palestinian state. >> reporter: abbas has been trying to line up support before he asks the security council on friday to formally recognize a palestinian state. the u.s. would push for peace talks with israel. last year, president obama had high hopes for a two-state solution. >> when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations. sovereign state of palestine leaving in peace with israel. >> reporter: while u.s. officials say they can't stop abbas from asking for statehood, they at least hope he'll postpone his plans. a delay could give mediators time to jump-start the negotiations. in the west bank, even talk of a separate palestinian state is sparking new clashes. palestinians youth hurled rocks at u.s. soldiers on tuesday, while in another village, hundreds of israeli protesters marred in protest. >> this is our country. >>
bush the devil at the united nations in 0. but this year he didn't make the general assembly meeting. steve harrigan has more. even though he denies the report, it is clear he's not out of the woods yet. >> certainly, shepherd. he spent most of the day denying reports that his kidneys were failing. he started at dawn with a phone call can into state television denying those reports and later had himself filmed playing baseball. at 57 years old, he's just undergone four chemotherapy treatments in cuba. this after surgery in cuba. he does say he will beat his undisclosed form of cancer and the man who has been in charge of venezuela for 13 years says he'll run for another six years next year. shepherd. >> shep: chavez ace health is a big concern in the u.s. for, like everything else, because of oil. >> that's right. it's really a split. on the one hand you have one of the harshest critics of the u.s. and a encloses ally of iran. but at the same time his country supplies 14% of the u.s. oil. so it's a real split there. the real concern is what would happen if hugo chavez were suddenly r
is hoping to inch closer to statehood recognition from the united nations. that's despite the u.s. push, though, to reseem peace talks first. about plans to submit his request for a full u.n. membership today, just before addressing the secretary-general assembly. >>> closing arguments are expected today in the case of amanda knox. she is hoping to have the murder conviction for the bedeath of a rum mate overturned. a verdict is expected early next month. >>> scientists continue to track that dead satellite expected to fall to earth some time this afternoon or evening. the latest calculations indicate, though, that it will not be over the u.s., over canada or mexico, during that time. >>> and stay it ain't so. summer is officially behind us. fall begins this morning. and in mexico, they marked the beginning of the autumn equinox. tourists and locals descended on the mayan ruins, where the sun comes straight through the main gate of a 1,500-year-old temple. >> it's fall over there. cold weather, back to coats and scarves. >> areas that have suffered from the flooding so long. ever since
of meetings at the united nations. the president arrived yesterday and is facing a palestinian demand statehood and u.n. membership. today the president meets with afghan president whhamid karzai. mr. obama addresses the u.n. general assembly tomorrow. >>> back in washington, the white house and the president's plan for cutting the deficit has little chance of passing congress. the nearly $3 trillion proposal calls for reduced spending on medicare and medicaid. it does not touch social security. it proposes $1.5 billion in tax revenues on the wealthiest americans. speaker john boehner says that's not a good idea. >> at a time when it's spending that's out of control, giving the term government more money would be like giving a cocaine addict, all right, more cocaine. >> the president is threatening to veto any plan sent to him that cuts medicare and medicaid but does not raise taxes on wealthy americans. >> the speaker says we can't have it my way or the highway and then basically says, my way or the highway. that's not smart. it's not right. >> speaking in the rose garden yesterday,
the case before the u.n. general assembly. pretty sympathetic to his cause. you heard suzanne talking about the applause he got in that hall. but granting full member slp to palestine as a sovereign independent state will take approval by the u.n. security council. the united states is not going to let that happen. it was just this week president obama reminded the world body that the u.s. supports palestinian statehood -- but, only through direct talks with israel. abbas said israel though is the problem. >> translator: that the israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and u.n. resolutions and emphatically continues to intensify building settlements on the territory of the the state of -- of the future of state of palestine. >> like i mentioned just a short time from now delegates will hear from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he'll have some of the same points to hit as the president, president obama has hit. he may hit them own more strongly. will you see that live here again. we expect that at any mome
formally admitting the world to accept palestine into its ranks. here's now senior united nations correspondent richard roth. >> reporter: like two heavyweight boxers, the palestinian and israeli leaders took their best shots at each other inside the general assembly hall. mahmoud abbas entered to thunderous ovation making his case for tatehood while brandishing his formal application to the security council. abbas denounced israeli occupation and settlement activity while asking the 193 countries for acceptance in their ranks. >> translator: i declare that the plo is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on international legitimacy and a complete cessation of settlement activity. >> reporter: netanyahu didn't fare as well on the applause meter. having served israel here as its ambassador, he made an impassioned plea for israel to defend itself. he said it was fine if the palestinians wanted a state but not created through the united nations. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. lea
by force . the tragedy of our people was born, the united nations -- was born as well, by tens and hundreds of the resolution and recommendations issued by the general assembly and the security council. but these resolutions were in a way in vain. we go to the united nations to ask and to demand for a legal right which is the full membership of the palestinian state in this organization. we convey with our fellow palestinian delegation the pain of our people to achieve this goal and to put an end to the torture, and we enjoy our right with -- enjoy our freedom within a palestinian state within the borders of june 4, 1967 with jerusalem as the capital of our nation. our efforts, our continuous efforts so as to reach through negotiations, a resolution to end the occupation and to lead to the establishment of an independent palestinian state is at a locker. because of the policies of the israeli government that is rejecting to commit itself with negotiations on the basis of the international legal resolutions and agreement signed with the p.l.o. and it's a policy of celtments and as the jewish
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